Charles Sumner Post No. 25, Grand Army of the Republic

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Charles Sumner Post No. 25, Grand Army of the Republic
Charles Sumner Post GAR MD1.jpg
Restored Charles Sumner Post 25 in 2013
Charles Sumner Post No. 25, Grand Army of the Republic is located in Maryland
Charles Sumner Post No. 25, Grand Army of the Republic
Location 206 S. Queen St., Chestertown, Maryland
Coordinates 39°12′24.75″N 76°3′54.75″W / 39.2068750°N 76.0652083°W / 39.2068750; -76.0652083Coordinates: 39°12′24.75″N 76°3′54.75″W / 39.2068750°N 76.0652083°W / 39.2068750; -76.0652083
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1908
Architectural style Front-gabled Wood Frame
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 05000655[1]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2005

Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic is a historic fraternal lodge building located in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland. It was constructed as a meeting hall about 1908 and is a two-story gable-front frame building, built on brick piers, with a rectangular floor plan. It is located in the Scotts Point area, a historically black area within the Chestertown Historic District, and was abandoned between 1985 and 2002 It is one of only two Grand Army of the Republic halls for African-American veterans known to survive in the Nation.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1] In 2012, Preservation Maryland placed the Charles Sumner Post #25 on its list of threatened historic properties.[3]

The building has been restored by the Kent County Arts Council and opened to the public in 2014 as a museum of American Civil War history and the role of African-Americans in the war.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "2012 Endangered Maryland List Released" (PDF). Preservation Maryland. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Charles Sumner Post #25". Kent County Arts Council. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Museums". Kent County. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 

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